"Alien army invader in the late '30s was quickly translatable from Martian to German." --David Ropeik, Journalist
"War of the Worlds" premieres October 29, 2013 at 9pm ET on PBS.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.